Strolling the sizzling sidewalks of Ocean Drive at 9th Street, visitors are often swept away by the pulsing Latin rhythms and revealing costumes worn by sexy dancers shaking their money makers high above the crowds at Mango’s Tropical Cafe. It’s hard to imagine this seaside samba joint once housed an adult congregate living facility (an old-age home) before 1991 when it’s owners decided to transform the place into South Beach’s most popular nightspot!
Most South Beach visitors don’t have the time to fully explore Miami’s vast Hispanic community, so Mango’s is as close as they get to the energy and vibrance of our Latin population. While Mango’s might be the Epcot Center of Latin culture (a condensed and tourist-driven “Small World” theme park), it is still one of the most fun places to strut your stuff if you’ve ever taken a mambo lesson or fancy yourself a fan of the Miami Sound Machine.
Open 7 days a week from 11am-5am, Mango’s features live bands playing everything from Top 40 to Merengue and Reggaeton plus a Reggae band performing most evenings. A Cuban style cabaret with professional dancers takes over late night and a conga show, a Michael Jackson tribute show and a belly dancer round out the action. Guests can sample Mango’s famous mambo chicken wings and a variety of bar snacks or enjoy a full menu of sandwiches, salads, and Latin style entrees. While some of the main dishes at Mango’s are inspired by our Cuban-American culture, there are also slow roasted BBQ ribs, New York steaks and pasta dishes as well. Wherever you are on South Beach, there is always a party going on at Mango’s Tropical Cafe!
Mango’s Tropical Cafe
900 Ocean Drive
Miami Beach, FL
Cuisine: Bar Snacks, Latin
Appetizers $8-$20, Entrees $15-$30